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Janet Lee Mitchell papers

Identifier: MS-0073

Scope and Contents note

Electroencephalography (EEG) charts with notes dated 1971-1974. The EECs were housed in seven (7) robin's egg blue colored boxes. In addition to EEG charts, item 1 in box 1 contains a copy of Psychology Today, October 1973, and two numbered diagrams. And, item 3 in box 2 contains a handwritten note by Janet Mitchell dated January 16, 1974.

Series II contains annotated charts, correspondence, notes, recordings, and other materials which largely pertain to Mitchell's experiments with psychokinesis (PK). The charts relate to thirteen table levitation experiments that she conducted in 1972-1973. Also included is correspondence with Kenneth Batcheldor, Colin Brookes-Smith, and Gertrude Schmeidler, on the topic of PK.


  • 1907-2018


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Janet Lee Mitchell, born 1936, received her Ph.D. from City University of New York in experimental cognition. She performed laboratory research regarding extrasensory perception (ESP) in New York for 15 years. She is a former professor at Yavapai College in Arizona, and has lectured, appeared on radio and television, and written numerous publications on parapsychological topics. (

Her works include Out-of-Body Experiences: A Handbook (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1981), and Conscious Evolution (New York: Ballantine Books, 1990).


9.31 Linear feet (21 boxes)




Papers of Janet Lee Mitchell, researcher in extrasensory perception and psychokinesis.

Arrangement note

In Series I, materials arrived to UWG housed in seven (7) boxes. Boxes were retained.

This collection is arranged into series. Series I: EEG Charts; Series II: Papers; Series III: Correspondence; Series IV: Topical and Research Files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Janet Lee Mitchell, June 2016. First materials arrived March 2018. The second grouping of materials were donated by Donna L. McCormick in January 2019. A third grouping of materials from this collection were gifted by Janet Lee Mitchell in May 2019. Another addition was gifted by Janet Lee Mitchell in April 2020.

Processing Information note

Processed by Russ Lenox, 2018, Blynne Olivieri, 2019, Jennah Marston, May 2019, Madison Seyres, October 2019, and Melissa Najpaver, September 2020.

Guide to the Janet Lee Mitchell papers MS-0073
Finding aid prepared by Russ Lenox
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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States